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A quasi-experimental evaluation of the impact of forensic property marking in decreasing burglaries

Chainey, S; (2021) A quasi-experimental evaluation of the impact of forensic property marking in decreasing burglaries. Security Journal 10.1057/s41284-021-00308-z. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Property marking is a popular tool used by police agencies in burglary prevention programmes. 345 property marking kits were distributed to households in a treatment area in an English city. Changes in burglary in the treatment area were compared to three control areas. Crime type displacement to vehicle crime, criminal damage and violent crime, and changes in crime while controlling for geographic displacement were examined. Burglary decreased significantly by 82% in the treatment area in comparison to control areas during the first six months of the intervention. A significant diffusion of benefit effect to vehicle crime and criminal damage was also observed. The decreases, however, were short-lived with burglary levels returning to pre-intervention levels in the treatment area after 12 months.

Type: Article
Title: A quasi-experimental evaluation of the impact of forensic property marking in decreasing burglaries
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1057/s41284-021-00308-z
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-021-00308-z
Language: English
Additional information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10131858
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